When tested with an XRF instrument the white glazed Ikea mug pictured here had the following two sets of readings:
1.) Ikea mug exterior glaze: 60 second test
- Zinc (Zn): 28,500 +/- 900 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 335 +/- 62 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 650 +/- 168 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 82 +/- 29 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 204 +/- 46 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 15,600 +/- 500 ppm
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2.) Ikea mug unglazed bottom rim: 60 second test
- Lead (Pb): 38 +/- 16 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 4,681 +/- 207 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 101 +/- 48 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,394 +/- 220 ppm
- Bismuth (Bi): 80 +/- 19 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 76 +/- 24 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 196 +/- 37 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 3,480 +/- 112 ppm
Test results reported on this blog are accurate, science-based and replicable. All metals detected by the XRF in consumer goods mode are reported above. If a metal is not detected in consumer goods mode then it is not listed in the reading set for the component tested. This amount of Lead would be considered safe by all standards – including the standard set for newly manufactured items that are intended to be used by children. This piece is discussed in detail on this video – link here.
Some additional reading that may be of interest:
- Click here to see more mugs I have tested.
- Click here to see more mugs from Ikea that I have tested.
- Click here to see more Ikea items off all types that I have tested.
- Click here for my guidelines on choosing safer mugs.
- Click here to read more about the type of testing I do.
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Hooray!!! The Knight Cancer Research Building at the South Waterfront is furnished with hundreds of these mugs.
Excellent – that’s good news! Yay. Now if they can only get all of the crap food out of the hospitals!
Is the data for exterior glaze also for the interior part of the mug?
Can you recommend any ceramic soup spooons—Chinese style soup spoons?